Description

Propel is a community for builders and founders to find accountability and learning opportunities that will drive them forward.

To join Propel, you have to meet certain requirements. First, you have to be a high-performing leader or founder (with a demonstrated history of achievements). Then, you need to have intentions to build a company in the technology or consumer industry. If you are someone looking to learn from other founders and have a service-based business for startups, you can join as well.

Once you send your application form, you may be placed on the waitlist. If that is the case, you will be able to join once a spot is available. The Propel membership costs $50 per month or $540 per year.

Members get access to a Slack group with over 300 founders. That group is the perfect place to ask questions and receive support from the rest of the community. Furthermore, you can participate in 1-1 matching with curated members to find an accountability buddy that shares your interests and is working on a similar business idea.

Additionally, you will enter a job board and a talent pool. You can find your next career opportunity or look for collaborators for your project. If that's the case, you will also benefit from the portal of members' startups and goals. Both are great resources to find and network with like-minded people.

There are several learning opportunities inside Propel. From founder AMAs, workshops, and cohort-based peer groups, to coaching and mentorship opportunities, roundtables, and pitch sessions with investors. All those types of events keep you motivated and constantly learning while avoiding monotony.

If you want to grow your knowledge further and at your own pace, you can explore Propel's content library. They have developed a knowledge hub where members share resources they have found helpful. You can also collaborate on this content library as a member!

Lastly, if you live in the United States, you can participate in the community's in-person meetings. They happen in Propel's city hubs: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City.

Details

  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 2020
  • Founders:

    Emily Pik

  • Amount of members: 300
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

Don't build your startup alone:
By being a member of Propel, you will participate in a Slack group with over 300 founders. Additionally, you will enjoy 1-1 matching with curated members for extra accountability and support.

Participate in insightful learning events:
Propel hosts rotational events every week. You can participate in AMAs with founders, workshops, pitch sessions, mentorship and coaching opportunities, roundtables, and cohort-based peer groups.

Meet members offline:
If you live in the United States, Propel has city hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City. In those cities, you can participate in in-person meetings to network with other members.

Price
  • Monthly Cost
    $50
  • Yearly Cost
    $540

Categories

Requirements

  • Be a high-performing operator or leader.
  • Have the intention of building a company and learning from other founders.
  • Your company will be in the technology or consumer industry, or you run a service business for startups.

If you meet those requirements, you can send your application. If you are selected, you probably will be placed on the waitlist until there is a spot available.

Place

Meetings

As a Propel member, you can opt-in for a cohort. These peer groups meet on a regular basis for accountability in the building process of their startups.

Learning Events

Propel offers several learning events for startup founders. You will receive invitations for founder AMAs, coaching and mentorship opportunities, skill-based bootcamps, workshops, and pitch events. All of these events are rotational, meaning you can participate in different events types each week. This avoids monotony and keeps you motivated to learn.

Networking Events

As a Propel member, you will participate in a Slack group with other 300+ founders. This online group is the perfect place to ask questions and receive support from other founders that know exactly what you are going through.

Additionally, you can participate from 1-1 matching with curated members, according to your interests and the company you are trying to build. This will equip you with the accountability component you need to keep yourself motivated.

On the other hand, you can also participate in in-person networking meetings. All in-person meetings occur in the community's city hubs, in the United States. There are hubs in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Lastly, as a member, you will have access to a job board and a talent pool. This is great for finding your next career opportunity or finding a collaborator for your project.

Content Library

Propel offers its members a portal with details on members' startups and current goals. This will allow you to network with like-minded people that are building similar companies like yours. Additionally, reading other members' goals will keep you motivated to share your progress as well.

On the other hand, you can access a big content library full of resources members shared since the community's inception. You can also collaborate by sharing resources you found helpful during your journey.

Courses/Cohorts

Propel offers cohort-based sessions for accountability and building deep relationships between members. When you opt-in for a cohort (that will depend on the stage you are in building your company) you will have regular meetings with the rest of the members and some coaches.

Quote

"After attending business school for 2 years, I can arguably say I’ve received more tangible network value from Propel than a top MBA program." -Justin Snyder

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